Christmas Break Library Hours

Merry Christmas to all students, staff, faculty and friends from Van Wylen Library! Our post-exam week hours are as follows:

Monday, December 17 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, December 18 8 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, December 19 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday, December 20 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, December 21 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, December 22-Tuesday, January 1 closed
Wednesday, January 2 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday, January 3 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, January 4 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, January 5 closed
Sunday, January 6 noon – 5 pm
Monday, January 7 8 am – midnight (resume normal hours)

Exam Week Activities and Extended Library Hours

Extended exam week hours at the Library

Friday December 7 8am – 6 pm
Saturday December 8 10 am – midnight
Sunday December 9 10 am – 2 am
Monday December 10 8 am – 2 am
Tuesday December 11 8 am – 2 am
Wednesday December 12 8 am – 2 am
Thursday December 13 8 am – midnight
Friday December 14 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday December 15 closed
Sunday December 16 closed

Community Action House donation drive at the Library

 

The library is again collecting items for Community Action House through December 14.

In addition to the most-needed items listed below, we would like to encourage monetary donations which can be made directly on the Community Action House website. While canned goods are great donations, bulk food purchases with donated funds can go further.

When choosing items to donate, please consider purchasing high protein, low-sodium and low-sugar items so Community Action House families have healthy products to pick from.  Personal care items are also in high demand.

Personal Care items needed:

  • toilet paper
  • toothpaste
  • laundry detergent
  • body wash
  • dish soap
  • deodorant
  • mouthwash
  • cleaning supplies (such as all-purpose cleaning spray)
  • paper towel
  • kleenex
  • baby shampoo
  • baby wipes

Food pantry items needed:

  • spaghetti sauce
  • diced tomatoes and tomato sauce (low sodium)
  • variety of canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • salsa
  • canned fruit (in 100% juice)
  • refried beans
  • canned meat – tuna, chicken (low sodium and in water not oil preferred)
  • whole grain cereal with no added sugar
  • tortillas
  • brown rice
  • wheat flower
  • 100% whole grain pasta and crackers
  • small bottles of cooking oil
  • baking powder
  • spices
  • condiments
  • low-sodium broths
  • canned soup (low sodium)

Thank you for partnering with us to help our Holland community members have access to these items!

 

 

Summer Hours at the Library for June and July

Monday 8 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 4 pm
Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Beginning Wednesday, August 1, the Library will be open 8 am – 5 pm M-F until the academic year begins.

Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection 2018

In appreciation for all they do for the Library, every spring, graduating senior student workers are able to choose an item (book, CD, or DVD) to add to our collection. That item might be in the student’s discipline of study or from a different area of interest.

The Class of 2018’s choices:

technical services
Jacob Sandy
Joey Williams
Kylie DeKryger

 

 

Lauren Sweers

 

Media Desk
Linnea Hjelm
Matison Landman
Sydney Dippel
Tech Lab
Joanie Davis
Amber Carnahan
Lakna Jayasinghe
Billy Yancey
Circulation
Sarah Seckler
Molly Ireland
Naomi Scott
Chan Hwang
Research Help Desk
Ismael Byers
Collin Wassilak
Laure Bouret
Benjamin Pederson
Clarisa Chavez
Peter Timperman

 

 

Gabrielle Werner
Leigh Wynveen
Interlibrary Loan
Russell Houpt
Ivy Peterson

Exam Week Activity Schedule!

You’re almost done – here are some activities and treats to help keep you going!

SUNDAY 4/29 10 AM COFFEE AND DONUTS VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
8 PM ROPE OF HOPE DIMNENT CHAPEL
9 PM STUDY SNACK VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
MONDAY 4/30 11A-1P CAPS BUBBLE WRAP STOMP (WEATHER PERMITTING) OUTSIDE BULTMAN STUDENT CENTER
TUESDAY 5/1 11:30AM 30 MINUTE MEDITATION CAPS GROUP ROOM (2ND FLOOR BSC)
12-2 PM THERAPY DOGS DEWITT LOBBY & BSC  LIVING ROOM
9 PM STUDY SNACK VAN WYLEN LIBRARY
WEDNESDAY 5/2 12-1 PM STRESS BALL HANDOUT FROM CAPS (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) BSC LIVING ROOM
THURSDAY 5/3 4:30 PM 30 MINUTE MEDITIATION CAPS GROUP ROOM (2ND FLOOR BSC)

Exam Week Hours for the Library

Friday, April 27 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, April 28 10 am – midnight
Sunday, April 29 10 am – 2 am
Monday, April 30 8 am – 2 am
Tuesday, May 1 8 am – 2 am
Wednesday, May 2 8 am – 2 am
Thursday, May 3 8 am – midnight
Friday, May 4 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, May 5 closed
Sunday, May 6 closed

Library Systems Migration

The Library is preparing for a major systems change that will update and consolidate much of our back-end technology and provide a single centralized interface, Primo, replacing both HopeCat and the MightyFind.  This new interface will go live in mid-July. Knowing you will have questions about how this impacts your work we made an information page to answer some of those FAQs.

Included is information on:

  • Important dates to keep in mind
    • Return all Beardslee Library materials to WTS by Friday, May 4
    • Export your HopeCat Reading History list before July 1 if desired
    • HopeCat will be down July 1-16 – Research and Instruction librarians will be happy to work with you to ensure your research continues with as little interruption as possible.
    • Our new system goes live July 17!
    • Update links any links to HopeCat records in Moodle and/or your syllabi after July 17.
  • Online tutorials and in-person workshops this summer
  • Impact on summer research plans
  • Impact on fall course preparation
  • Focus group opportunities for faculty and staff

MeLCat continues to be unavailable to the Hope community until some time in September. In the meantime there are many other ways to request material from other libraries. See our blog post here.

The Library staff has been working hard on this transition and we are excited share it with you!

MeLCat down beginning March 1

In July 2018 the library will be launching a new discovery system. This system (replacing both The MightyFind and HopeCat) will provide a user-centered, single-search system with greatly enhanced functionality.

As part of this launch we need to suspend MeLCat borrowing effective Thursday, March 1.  The good news is there’s no need to panic!  We will do our best to get you the exact same material just as quickly.

There are a few ways to request material from other libraries. When searching in HopeCat, look for the “Find in WorldCat” buttons where you would usually see MelCat icons:

This button will take you to the WorldCat catalog. Click on the title that interests you, and then select the “Request Item through InterLibrary Loan” button.  Enter your name and email address, and voila!  Your request is submitted.  You will receive an email when the item arrives at the library.

If you are really missing MeLCat and have a Herrick District Library card, you can use MeLCat there.  Go to MeLCat and search for your item as usual.  Once you click “get this for me”, choose Herrick District Library instead of Hope College from the drop down menu.  You will pick up any requested MeLCat material at Herrick, a 5 minute walk from Van Wylen. Please note you cannot borrow A/V material (CDs, DVDs, etc.) through Herrick. You will not be able to use your Hope ID to check out Herrick materials during this downtime.

FAQs:

I already have a MeLCat item checked out or in transit to Hope. What does this mean for me? You can use the item as usual! Please return the material when it is due. If you need the material longer please request a new copy via WorldCat using the instructions above and return the MeLCat copy when you receive the newer one.

I have a guest card for Van Wylen Library. How can I get items I would normally get through MeLCat? During our downtime you may use WorldCat and if we can fill your request from a Michigan library we will! If there are no state-wide copies available we will contact you and let you know.

When will MeLCat be available again at Hope? We anticipate regaining access to MeLCat at the end of August/early September. Ideally, we’ll be ready to go again once the Fall 2018 semester starts!

This is all very confusing. Who can I ask about this? Email Michelle Yost at ill@hope.edu or stop in at the Research Help Desk.

We appreciate your flexibility as we work to make your library experience the best it can be!